Showing posts with label Ben Model. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ben Model. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rare 1925 Christmas Seals cartoon

Here is a rare silent film era animated cartoon from 1925, a promotional film for Christmas Seals, with a new score created by Ben Model. This is a transfer from a rare 16mm print in Model's collection, digitally restored to stabilize the image and clean up as much of the printed-in scratches and dirt as possible. While the film has no credits, animation historians have ID'ed it as the handiwork of veteran animator Dick Huemer, who worked primarily for the Fleischer Studios.

New musical score composed & performed by Ben Model. Music ©2011 by Ben Model. All rights reserved. // Film transfer by Bruce Lawton. Digital restoration by Archive Ade Restorations

Watch the unrestored version posted two years ago to see the difference at

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Story of the Star Spangled Banner

The Story of the Star Spangled Banner (Pathé, ca. 1917-1921) is a formerly lost film, a dramatic short subject from the silent era starring Frank Holland. Little is known about this production. The film comes from the collection of Ben Model, who asks that should anyone know more about this production to please post a comment at YouTube.

New musical score by Ben Model, © 2012 by Ben Model, all rights reserved.